Assembly of States Parties at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), The Hague (The Netherlands)
Deadline for application: As soon as possible
About the CICC
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes more than 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
The Assembly of States Parties
The CICC coordinates the activities of NGOs during the annual session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), which will take place from 16 until 24 November 2016 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The ASP will take vital decisions on the functioning of the ICC. With hundreds of representatives, NGOs make up the largest delegation at the ASP.
For assistance during the ASP meeting, the CICC is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in attending an international conference and contributing to the work of one of the world’s largest NGO networks. The Legal Intern will attend ASP sessions and provide support to the Legal Section by taking notes and minutes of meetings and preparing documents, among other tasks. The intern will also assist in accommodating members attending the ASP as needed.
• Fluency in English; fluency in French is an asset.
• Advanced undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, Area Studies or related field.
• Knowledge of and interest in the ICC and international law.
• Ability to work independently.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Cultural sensitivity.
• Available on a full-time basis from the beginning of November until 25 November 2015.
Please note that this is an unpaid internship and the CICC cannot cover associated transportation or accommodation costs. We recommend all prospective candidates to seek financial assistance from their academic institutions or seek outside fellowships, grants and personal resources. The CICC cannot sponsor individuals applying for internships to help them obtain visas.
Please apply as soon as possible by sending a cover letter and CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header 'ASP Legal Intern'.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; therefore it is advised to send in applications early. Short-listed candidates are invited for a telephone interview. Due to the great number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.